Woman allegedly assaults Kamloops Mountie

The incident occurred after police responded to a 911 call on West Columbia Street in Lower Sahali.

A Kamloops Mountie was allegedly assaulted after responding to a 911 call along a notorious hotel block in the Lower Sahali Sahali area.

On Tuesday (Feb. 16) at 1:17 a.m. police responded to a commercial address in the 600-block of West Columbia Street — which includes the Knights Inn, Best Western and Panorama Inn — after receiving an abandoned 911 call in which a woman reported being assaulted.

article continues below

Police found the female caller, who was unco-operative and intoxicated, and also spoke with another person who also reported being assaulted.

“While speaking with the woman, police officers became concerned for her well-being due to her intoxication and behaviour,” Const. Crystal Evelyn said.

Subsequently, police opted to arrest the woman for being intoxicated in public, at which point she reportedly resisted arrest by allegedly punching and kicking a Mountie.

She was taken to cells at the Kamloops RCMP detachment on Battle Street to sober up and later released with a court date related to potential assault charges.

On Oct. 22, 2020, the city declared 10 motels and hotels nuisance properties due to criminal and other activity, including the trio of 600-block establishments on West Columbia Street.

© Kamloops This Week



Question of the Week POLL

What is the expense policy in your place of business when it comes to dining out?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.